Join Us for Sustainable Cleveland’s Year of Vital Neighborhoods Kickoff on Jan. 26

The City of Cleveland is designating 2018 as the Year of Vital Neighborhoods and will host a kick-off event on Friday, January 26 in City Hall rotunda from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features more than 25 local leaders working to make Cleveland’s neighborhoods more vibrant and sustainable. The celebration is part of Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative, with 2018 focusing on healthier, greener and more equitable communities.

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“A focus on sustainability helps ensure our city’s longevity,” said Mayor Jackson. “We are committed to seeing this work through and look forward to Clevelanders from all walks of life sharing in the benefits of a sustainable Cleveland.”

Each year leading up to 2019 the City focuses on a key area fundamental to a sustainable city. This year, participants will engage with local leaders working at a neighborhood level on climate change, trees, water quality, active transportation, local food, community development, vacant land reuse, and more.

  • The kickoff provides a valuable opportunity for residents and community leaders to learn more about:
  • Local resources to help individuals, households and neighborhoods become more sustainable;
  • Funding opportunities for neighborhood sustainability projects;
  • Information on how to save money and reduce your carbon footprint; and
  • Ways to improve health and connect with neighbors;

“This is going to be an exciting year,” said Matt Gray, Chief of Sustainability for the City of Cleveland. “We are looking forward to engaging neighborhoods throughout Cleveland in a host of events all year, including neighborhood health and climate workshops, updating the Bikeway Plan, and community tree plantings.”

The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Attendees must show a photo ID to enter City Hall.

For more updates on the City of Cleveland’s commitment to sustainability, or additional ways to create sustainable neighborhoods, visit Sustainable Cleveland at Follow #sustainablecle on Twitter and Facebook for event details.

Cleveland Road Work News: Jan. 22, 2018

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Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting. The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
  • This year, with the completion of the Pavement Management Study we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.
  • Leaf pick-up service has also been reactivated in designated high leaf generation areas. View maps and a list of locations here.
  • To submit a claim which involves vehicles, including damage caused by potholes, please click here.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.